Star-crossed Lovers + Zombie Apocalypse = Awesome Moviewhat's better than undead romance?
Get your movie fix Posted 06.07.13 by reelz
It isn't often that a zombie movie rules the box office, but that's just what Warm Bodies did earlier this month, easily winning its opening weekend, joining the ranks of zombie movies like 2004's Dawn of the Dead, 2009's Zombieland and the four Resident Evil sequels, which all achieved the same distinction. With The Walking Dead returning to TV with record ratings and World War Z arriving this summer to show what Brad Pitt can do against the zombie apocalypse, it's clear that zombies are as relevant as ever in the pop culture zeitgeist, and are determined to only evolve further.
It might be easy to dismiss zombies as mindless, killing machines (and they are that, too), but over their long history, zombies have also figured out how to move, how to talk, and, in the case of Warm Bodies, how to love again. For a full history of the evolution of zombies in movies, we only ask that you have 8 hours to spare. find 8 hours and become a zombie scholar with our picks >> Posted 02.27.13 by Ryan
|Title ||Weekend ||Total ||Analysis|
|Warm Bodies ||$19.5M ||$20M ||Success for Warm Bodies over an anticipated slow Super Bowl weekend|
|Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters ||$9.2M ||$34.5M ||Despite awful reviews Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters still manages to hold second place|
|Silver Linings Playbook ||$8.1M ||$80.4M || Great result for Silver Linings which nabs the number three spot again|
|Mama ||$6.7M ||$58.3M || Fourth place for the top grossing horror movie since 2011's Paranormal Activity 3 |
|Zero Dark Thirty ||$5.3M ||$77.8M ||The controversial thriller still manages to hold it's place in the top five |
Posted 02.04.13 by reelz
Take a seat, vampires. 2013 is poised to be a huge year for the zombie: The second half of AMC's third season of The Walking Dead; the release of zombie rom-com Warm Bodies; and Brad Pitt will fight off the zombie hordes in World War Z next summer, to name but a few. Clearly, there is a huge fanbase for the undead, but there are some among us that aren't simply fans, they're true believers of an eventual zombie apocalypse.
Discovery Channel's upcoming special Zombie Apocalypse examines just that, as it follows four individuals who don't plan on being surprised by a zombie uprising. And, according to what one expert says in a clip from the special, their fears may not be unfounded. "A zombie pandemic... is something that is plausible, it's something that at least in terms of spread, is very likely," explains Dr. Robert Smith, who works in the department of mathematics at the University of Ottawa. "Everything really depends on how fast a zombie virus takes to transform its victims." watch the clip and a trailer >> Posted 12.16.12 by Ryan
Zombies don't turn vegan, but that doesn't mean they don't have feelings.
While there's no doubt that the vampire craze isn't over — Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 is still number one at the box office after three weeks of release — next year seems to belong to the zombie, with romance even being thrown ino the mix with February's Warm Bodies. The premise isn't exactly a werewolf and vampire love triangle but follows a zombie named R (Nicholas Hoult) who suddenly develops feelings for a human woman named Julie (Teresa Palmer) and starts a revolution of feelings among the undead. The first trailer debuted in front of Breaking Dawn Part 2 and already there's a second trailer, which adds more John Malkovich as Julie's father, a military general bent on destroying zombies who doesn't side with Julie's more sympathetic feelings.the latest in undead trailers
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You know the old story: a guy dies, becomes a zombie, falls in love.
After taking a back seat to vampires for the past half-decade, it's a particularly good time to be a zombie these days. With AMC's The Walking Dead continuing to have huge ratings in its third season, the first trailer for zombie apocalypse epic World War Z arrived this week, and could deliver a hit for Paramount if audiences flock to see Brad Pitt destroy a literal wave of zombies. World War Z won't be the only zombie movie in 2013 — Warm Bodies will actually come first, bringing a more comedic, as well as romantic, look at the risen dead.
With Twilight wrapping up the franchise later this month, anyone looking to get their romance-with-the-undead fix next year will need to turn to Warm Bodies, which follows Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: First Class) as R, a zombie who suddenly develops feelings for a human woman named Julie (Teresa Palmer) and starts to recall his more human qualities. How much romance will be included is unknown, though the fact that zombies are typically more decayed than vampires isn't lost on writer-director Jonathan Levine, who fills the trailer with a self-aware sense of humor that pokes fun at some zombie movie tropes. more trailers to fall in love with
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2013 is looking like it will be a good year for Nicholas Hoult — about as good as 2012 was supposed to be.
After playing Beast in Fox's adaptation of X-Men: First Class, Hoult was cast in director Bryan Singer's Jack the Giant Killer and then as an existentially tormented zombie in writer-director Jonathan Levine's adaptation of Warm Bodies. Both movies were set for release this year, but Warner Bros. decided to push Jack from its June release to March 2013, and now Summit Entertainment has decided to move Warm Bodies as well.
THR reports that Summit has moved Warm Bodies from its August 10th release date to February 1st instead. Based on the book by Isaac Marion and adapted by Levine, Warm Bodies will (eventually) follow Hoult as R, a zombie who falls for a human girl named Julie (Teresa Palmer) and protects her from the zombie hordes just as he discovers that, besides being a zombie, he may have some humanity left. Dave Franco (the upcoming 21 Jump Street and brother of James), who plays the leader of the resistance in the movie, recently told MTV that he decided to take part in Warm Bodies partly because Levine's take on the zombie genre, which Franco said is "grounded in reality," despite its undead premise. Franco discusses Warm Bodies >> Posted 02.13.12 by Ryan
It's obvious that vampires can be a profitable romantic figure at the box office, and writer-director Jonathan Levine's adaptation of Warm Bodies wants to do the same for another member of the undead legion: the zombie.
Released earlier this month, the first photo of actor Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: First Class) as the existentially-tormented zombie named R showed that Hoult was going to avoid the open sores and dislodged jaw often associated with zombies, and would instead look as horrific as a pale, emaciated indie rocker stuck outside a Radiohead concert without a ticket. Levine recently called Hoult "the Brad Pitt of the zombie world," adding that he wanted him to "stay true to the zombie tradition and yet make a believable romantic interest."
Teresa Palmer (I Am Number Four), who plays R's human love interest Julie, would seem to agree with Levine, telling MTV during an interview at the Sundance Film Festival that she is "excited" to see Hoult's "incredible performance". read palmer's comments >> Posted 01.23.12 by Ryan
Earlier this week, the first photo arrived online of Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: First Class) as the existentially-tormented zombie named R from writer-director Jonathan Levine's adaptation of Warm Bodies, and, already, there are more new photos online of Hoult.
Based on the novel by Isaac Marion, Warm Bodies follows R as he falls for a human girl named Julie (Teresa Palmer, I Am Number Four) after eating the brain of her boyfriend and absorbing his memories. "You can imagine it's a very complicated relationship," Levine told USA Today. "We're breaking new ground here."
While the new photos are a bit more grisly than the previous rain-soaked photo, Hoult was not outfitted with a dislodged eyeball or visible gashes on his face, a look that was no accident. "By any standards, Nicholas is pretty fantastic," Levine admitted. "He's definitely the Brad Pitt of the zombie world. We wanted to stay true to the zombie tradition and yet make a believable romantic interest." see the new photos >> Posted 01.11.12 by Ryan
Production reportedly began last September on writer-director Jonathan Levine's adaptation of Warm Bodies, the novel by Isaac Marion about an existentially-tormented zombie named R (Nicholas Hoult, X-Men: First Class) who falls for a human girl (Teresa Palmer, I Am Number Four) after eating the brain of her boyfriend and absorbing his memories.
Warm Bodies boasts an impressive cast, including Academy Award–nominated actor John Malkovich as Palmer's father and a military general bent on destroying zombies, Rob Corddry (Hot Tub Time Machine) as R's zombie friend M, and Dave Franco (Charlie St. Cloud, the upcoming 21 Jump Street) as the leader of the human resistance, but only Hoult appears in the movie's first image, revealed by Collider. check out the synopsis and full photo >> Posted 01.10.12 by Ryan